On that day in 1963, 250,000 people joined together to demand civil rights and less than a year later, victory was won and the Civil Rights Act was signed into law.
Today, it is only by coming together in a massive demonstration like this, and by electing legislators who support true universal healthcare (and reject corporate personhood) that we will achieve the goal of healthcare for all.
The 50th anniversary of Medicare brings a unique opportunity for everyone to join together in numbers that cannot be ignored. The Drive for Universal Healthcare (DUH) and healthcare activists from national and state organizations are planning to gather on August 1, 2015, in West Potomac Park, near the Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument on the National Mall and march to the Capitol to demand true universal, tax-supported healthcare – H.R. 676, Expanded & Improved Medicare for All. We hope that events will also be planned in towns across the country for those who can’t go to Washington. This “Demand for Universal Healthcare” will start our year of victory, which must include electing a president who’s willing to sign the Expanded & Improved Medicare for All Act into law by July 30, 2016 and a Congress that’s willing to implement it immediately.
As injustice continues from the Supreme Court to hospitals, to doctors’ offices, and in insurance company board rooms, anger and pain are growing, and we, the People, must stop it! We will need the strength, courage, energy, skills, dedication, numbers, and, yes, money of single-payer advocates and organizations everywhere. Be more than “ordinary,” be part of history – JOIN US FOR THE HEALTHCARE JUSTICE MARCH! We will do it TOGETHER!
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